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Thailand Closes Down Border, Tells Elderly Citizens to Stay Home

BANGKOK — The first raft of measures issued under the emergency decree on Wednesday instructed senior citizens and those with vulnerable health conditions to refrain from leaving their homes unless absolutely necessary.

Prince Vajiralongkorn Proclaimed King Rama X

BANGKOK — Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn was proclaimed the new monarch of Thailand on Tuesday, the step before he fully succeeds his father King Bhumibol,...

Plan to Track All Foreigners – Not Just Tourists – By SIM Cards Moves...

BANGKOK — A plan to require all foreigners in Thailand to use a special SIM card that can track their location will be reviewed by authorities Tuesday afternoon.
Image: Rap Against Dictatorship / YouTube

Rap Video Blasting Junta Reaches 6M Views After Police Threats

BANGKOK — A YouTube rap video criticizing the junta had been watched more than 6 million times Saturday after several officials made threats against the artists.

Govt Deplores Foreign Media Coverage, BBC Coverage Blocked

BANGKOK — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement Saturday night “deploring” foreign media who allegedly misreported the number of Thais gathered to...

Crown Prince Not Ready to Take Throne Yet, Prayuth Says

BANGKOK — Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn said Thursday evening he does not wish to be named the next King of Thailand, as he continues to grieve for the death of his father, the late King Bhumibol, according to junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Health Minister: ‘Dirty’ Europeans Pose Virus Risks to Thailand

BANGKOK — A Twitter account reportedly operated by Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul doubled down on his discriminatory remark on Western tourists, saying that they are “dirty” and more likely to spread coronavirus than Asians.

Ultra-Royalists Guilt-Shame People Who Don’t Wear Mourning Black

BANGKOK — The colors that once polarized Thailand were red and yellow. Now, as the nation enters its year of mourning, the division appears...
Junta leader-cum-Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha casts his vote at a polling station March 24 in Bangkok. Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press

Thai Election Day Ends With Unanswered Questions: Live Blog

Khaosod English reporters are at locations throughout the capital all day today to bring updates from the field.

Vajiralongkorn Ascends the Throne as King Rama X

BANGKOK — Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn completed his ascension to the throne as King Rama X of Thailand, the government announced Thursday night.

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